Being a fan of Jesus…is not the same as being a follower.
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Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that, if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way, he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains.
Saul was terrorizing the first Christians.
He thought that was what God would like since they were not adhering to strict Jewish practices.
These disciples of the crucified Jesus weren’t even known as Christians yet…but as people of the “Way.”
That’s because it was a way of life…not simply a set of beliefs.
They followed the way Jesus lived.
They actually did the things he taught…like feed the poor, comfort the sick, visit the imprisoned, free the oppressed, etc.
Saul, despite his complete lack of worthiness, was transformed by an act of Grace.
He had a mystical encounter of the risen Christ on the road to Damascus.
Over time…Saul’s eyes were open to a God who loves all people equally and unconditionally.
Saul’s name was changed to Paul and he became one of most zealous followers of Jesus…making a difference in countless lives for generations.
Who are the “Sauls” of today who might experience a transformation through an encounter with Christ…through you?
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Remember…God loves you!